LifeinAsia - 4:00 pm on Oct 23, 2007 (gmt 0)
Ditto kudos to the fire fighters! Several years ago during a fire when my parents had to evacuate (no homes were destroyed), the local community held a huge thank-you picnic for the local fire house several weeks afterwards. Unfortunately, they weren't able to adequately thank the fire fighters that came in to help from other areas, nor the Sheriffs who did an excellent job going through the neighborhood to alert people (and to watch over the area to prevent looters during the evacuation). However, several house had huge "Thank You" banners displayed for weeks, and we heard that the local fire house took pictures and forwarded them to the other stations that helped.